Anyway, It feels so good to let it out. Moving on, here’s some interesting entry from famous political blogger: OH NOY!
Happy days are here again! Watch out for the coming of the PEPING!
“Maraming bumoto because of Cory,” said Peping Cojuangco during his phone interview with Ngoyngoyista Ted Failon and Ngoyngoyista in training Pinky Webb.
BUTI ALAM MO! I’m glad that this Kamag-anak, Inc. patriarch is, at least, acknowledging the truth of the matter.
Yes, it was not about platform or ability or track record. It was about blinding the people to the color of yellow. He even had a bit of unsolicited advice for Mar: that his handlers should have adopted yellow, too, and not blue, as his color.
I agree, and you shouldn’t have junked Mar, genius.
Fact of the matter is, the family had long ago showed a willingness to sweep anyone aside . Remember the late VP Doy Laurel? After sliding down to VP (at least he won), Cory then marginalized him.
So, really, are we surprised by the junking of Mar in favor of a “YELLOW” VP that is “Jejobama” Binay?
Meanwhile, brace yourselves for the return of Kamag-anak, Inc., even if Peping vows there is no such thing.
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The foul-mouthed brat strikes again… but he has a point.
Locsin loses it in House over his ‘baby’
By Leila B. Salaverria
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:19:00 05/21/2010
MANILA, Philippines—Election automation was his baby—except that he didn’t expect it would turn into “Rosemary’s baby.”
Makati Rep. Teodoro Locsin lost his temper and cursed during a hearing at the House of Representatives yesterday, unsatisfied with Smartmatic officials’ explanation on why the election results transmitted by the voting machines had different time stamps that did not reflect the actual opening and closing times of the polls.
“You sons of bitches! You had us standing here guaranteeing to the public and to the world that even if fraud was committed, we would be able to trace it,” Locsin said.
“We never said that fraud could not be committed, but you said that we could trace it, and now you tell me, that at 10 in the evening you [referring to hackers] could do it and we would never know,” he said.
Several losers, mostly lawmakers seeking reelection, brought up the issue of the time stamp during the hearing.
They noted that while the voting was supposed to begin at 7 a.m. and end at 7 p.m., printed election returns bore different times.
The lawmakers applauded him.
Locsin’s wife Louie was among those who lost in the congressional elections. She ran to replace her husband as representative of Makati’s first district but lost by a slim margin to Monique Lagdameo of PDP-Laban.
Locsin’s outburst came during a session of the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms, which heard an array of complaints from losers in the May 10 elections.
After the hearing, Locsin explained to reporters that he was proceeding as if the anomalies raised were isolated cases. He said he would not draw conclusions about the elections just yet because automation was his “baby.”
“This was my baby. (It’s) becoming ‘Rosemary’s baby,’ but it was still my baby,” he said. He was referring to a suspense movie in the 1960s where a woman named Rosemary, who could not conceive, eventually bore Satan’s child after her husband struck a pact with devil worshippers.
Election officials said they were not offended by Locsin’s remarks.
Heider Garcia, Smartmatic electoral systems manager, explained that the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines were stand-alone machines and reflected the time configured into their internal clocks before they left the warehouse.
Since they were not synchronized with any other machines, it was possible their internal clocks were not corrected.
The time stamp function was included in the PCOS machine in order to reflect the sequence of actions, Garcia added.
He said that even if the time stamp was inaccurate, the server would accept the election returns transmitted from the machine because it did not look at the time, but at the digital signature.
But Locsin was unhappy with the answer, saying he was assured that if voting took place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., it would be reflected that way.
“I didn’t know that 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. could be moved to 10 in the evening. Do you realize what a fool you’ve made of legislators who passed this law?” he said, his voice rising.
His S.O.B. expletive was stricken from the record.
Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Jose Melo said the discrepancies in the time stamp did not appear to be a nationwide problem.
“You saw it, there were only several of them complaining about that. These may be isolated cases,” Melo told reporters, adding that the poll body would look into the matter.
As for holding Smartmatic responsible for the time stamp discrepancies, he said that if it was not deliberately done and there were only a few cases, there may be no reason to do so.
Asked about Locsin’s expletive, Melo said he was out of the room at the time.
Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the time stamp from the PCOS machine was not that crucial because there were other procedures that would prove that voting took place, such as the printing of election returns in the presence of witnesses and the audit being conducted of the results.
“So even if the time stamp is wrong but if you take the interlocking safekeeps into consideration, you can establish when that data came out,” he said.
Jimenez also said it was the losers who were disputing the elections.
“They are using it to say that it seems that no election took place because the time stamp was different. That’s legal fiction … It’s in their interest to say no election took place because they lost but ultimately, if you take all of these elements again, it’s evident, you can see that elections took place and it was also printed at the right time,” he said.
Losers present evidence
Before the elections, some candidates felt that poll automation was heaven-sent. When the results came out, they seemed to think it came from hell.
One such candidate who seemed to have changed his views about automation was North Cotabato Vice Gov. Manny Piñol, who lost in the province’s gubernatorial race.
Piñol was one of those who presented to the committee what they said was evidence of fraud.
Piñol said he had high hopes for automation and even dismissed claims of those who said they were approached by certain people offering electronic votes for P300 each. He also thought Smartmatic would not risk sullying its reputation.
“I was dead wrong,” he said.
Piñol claimed cheating came in the form of thousands of prepared ballots that were fed into the voting machines in various precincts in the province.
He said he also discovered election returns given to watchers which were printed on thermal paper bearing the markings “Mastercard citibank.”
Piñol presented photocopies of the returns to the lawmakers. Election results were accomplished before the actual vote, he alleged.
Comelec Executive Director Jose Tolentino said that though the poll body provided extra rolls of security thermal paper to the election inspectors, some teachers might have run out of supplies and used other kinds of thermal paper.
Manila mayoralty candidate Lito Atienza repeated his earlier grievances, such as that the election returns bore different dates and times and that election results were prepared at the Manila City Hall.
Atienza lost to reelectionist Mayor Alfredo Lim.
Atienza also presented Manila City Hall computer operator Ronilda Reluya, who had alleged that her colleagues manufactured election results at an office under Lim.
Lim’s camp has denied Atienza’s allegations. Comelec has said the supposed election returns were monitoring documents that mimicked the format of real election returns.
Something in machines
Antipolo Rep. Angelito Gatlabayan, who also lost his reelection bid, complained about the 60 voting machines that a Smartmatic official had kept in his house for safekeeping. Two of these machines were opened, and he said he discovered something but was keeping it to himself in the meantime.
Biliran Rep. Glenn Chong, who also lost in his reelection bid, said the people in his district refused to believe the election results.
He said one election return from his precinct showed he was supposed to win by 102 votes, but when he checked with the Comelec, he lost by 13 votes.
Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella, who failed in his mayoralty bid, raised the issue about the discrepancies found in the random manual audit in his district.
Speaker Prospero Nograles, in a text message, said Comelec should require Smartmatic officials to surrender their passports because they could not seem to explain the “electronic voodoo.” Nograles ran for Davao City mayor and lost.
In Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, governor-elect Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza claimed it was Piñol who resorted to “hocus pocus, vote-buying and rice distribution.” With a report from Rolando Pinsoy, Inquirer Mindanao
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So, shall we take off from this point and say: “You, LP sons of bitches! You cheated us, along with that BOBOMATIC! Do you really expect us to believe that the Abnoy garnered 40 percent of the votes? Really?”
Mr. Koala’s statement should be investigated fully. The runaway lead of Noynoy is unbelievable, to say the least. I don’t that many people are so easily fooled by yellow.